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London First responds to first quarter GDP results
13 May 2020
Our Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread reacted to the Office for National Statistics release of first quarter GDP figures:
“Today’s figures confirm just the start of the economic havoc brought on by COVID-19. As we move beyond the peak, attention must rapidly turn to recovery, with the capital playing an important role in driving growth for the whole of the U.K.
“London is uniquely reliant on public transport to help its workforce get from A to B, so much more needs to be done to give people confidence to travel including staggered office hours and caps on numbers.
“As we rebuild the economy, Government at all levels must provide crystal clear messaging on who should go back to work and when, as any additional uncertainty risks leaving the capital on an economic back foot at a critical time.”
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